January 22, 2013

Stay Informed with the City of College Station

The City of College Station has many resources available for you to stay well informed about your community. You might not have heard about a majority of them. So, let me help you get in the know! Among the variety of communication outlets, the city also offers programs that give participants a chance to take a peek behind the curtain of their local government. Citizens University Would you like to know how YOUR local government […]
January 4, 2013

Lil’Wranglers of Aggieland – Aggie Wranglers in College Station, Texas

Lil’Wranglers was formed in 1999 by Sharon Toups when she noticed that her two children had the potential to begin learning country western dancing. Sharon was part of the Aggie Wranglers organization while in college at Texas A&M. She gathered together a few children and started Lil’Wranglers, modeled after the Texas A&M Aggie Wranglers. Aggie Wranglers is a country and western jitterbug dance group at A&M that performs at various events in the community and […]
October 31, 2012

Lawn and Garden

Nowadays,  lush green front yards in Aggieland are few and far between, but when I do, I remember when I was a kid and really enjoyed the lush grass. Despite the changing times, healthy lawns and gardens will never go out of style. Maintaining a healthy lawn is a key part of taking care of your home. Here are some tips on how to keep your grass and flower beds in tip top shape. Mow high and […]
October 28, 2012

What to Look for in a College Station or Bryan Home

Some decisions are easy ones. Do I support Texas A&M or TU? Do I live in Bryan College Station or Lubbock? Do I want chocolate ice cream or double chocolate ice cream? Others are not quite as straightforward. Which house is best for your family? Choosing a home to buy might require seeing several options and considering a list of criteria. Below are factors that should be considered when considering purchasing a home. Where is […]
October 19, 2012

Owning A Home

Homeownership comes with many benefits whether it is a home in Bryan or College Station or far away from Aggieland, and the least of which is that the home is yours! You are allowed to get a dog, or nine (unless you have deed restrictions…)! You can plant a garden, paint walls, change the décor, renovate, and do just about anything you would like with your new home. There are a number of other benefits. […]
October 19, 2012

Fall Decorating Part 2

Make a fall harvest wreath that you can hang over a mirror with ribbon or secure on a door with tacks or sticky strips. To make this beautiful wreath, you will need an 18-inch straw wreath form, four to five bags of dried cornhusks (8 ounces each) and U-pins. You can pick up the husks at any craft store or Mexican food shop. Soak the corn husks in water for about ten minutes or until […]
October 17, 2012

Peaceful Roommate Living Tips

Renting a place alone is often too expensive and can be lonely. Sharing an apartment or duplex with a roommate is necessary to cut the cost, especially for those just starting out in the “real world” and those attending Texas A&M and Blinn. With today’s economy, saving money on living is tremendously helpful. Sharing your living experience with someone is a terrific way to bond and form relationships. Most of the time roommates form strong […]
October 8, 2012

Grand Stafford Theater Reopens

While walking through Downtown Bryan admiring all of the different venues, I noticed a new one I had not noticed before: The Grand Stafford Theater. This venue reopened the first weekend in September and has a long list of shows lined up over the coming months. Over 100 people showed up for the opening night. The renovations of the Grand Stafford are just part of the revitalization of Downtown Bryan that is currently in the […]
October 1, 2012

Painting with a Twist in Bryan College Station

What do you get when you throw together paint, wine and creativity? A pretty picture! Painting with a Twist is a new local art studio that is the perfect idea for a night out. Have you ever wanted to decorate your house with original artwork? Or have you wanted to save money by making your own painting instead of spending hundreds on a professional’s work? Have you wondered how close you can get to forging […]